The beloved Campbell House museum in downtown St. Louis, MO was burglarized last evening. Per STLToday.com, thieves threw a concrete block through a 130-year-old glass pane door and stole cash.
Now, please dial back in your memories and consider the various corporate crises you can recall. Think of the fatuously clumsy, corporatey, all-thumbs responses you’ve seen to controversies. Recall the inability to be self-deprecating, the unwillingness to be open and honest about turmoil, the spin doctoring and the damage control. I usually picture a sweaty room filled with panicky executives worrying about their livelihood.
Does this burglary rise to the level of a corporate crisis that demands PR damage control? It does not. But I have to think that Shelley Niemeier and crew were none too happy this morning. How, then, did they manage to have this much fun with this dreadful situation?
— Campbell House (@campbellmuseum) August 7, 2012
I hope that Campbell House expeditiously recovers from this incident, as I have a wedding to perform there in mid-September.
p.s. It is always time for Schlafly.